” If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process. “


” Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through. “


” The quality of life, values that go down to doin’ that, that’s the issue. “


” I’m saying that people who are enmeshed in situations of subjugation and have to live, have to find ways to project their dignity as human beings – in spite of all the efforts of those around them to degrade them – I’m saying that this music is the manifestation of the dignity in the life that has always been present. “


” I am not afraid of European influences. The point is to use them, as Ellington did, as part of my life as an American Negro. “



All 5 Cecil Taylor Quotes about Life in picture


If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process.
Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.


The quality of life, values that go down to doin
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I am not afraid of European influences. The point is to use them, as Ellington did, as part of my life as an American Negro.
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